Newcastle United are reportedly among the clubs to make an enquiry for Chelsea player Conor Gallagher.
According to 90min, Newcastle are joined by Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham in making contact to sign Chelsea’s 22-year-old midfielder.
The report explains that interested clubs have asked about a deal to take the Blues youngster on loan or to buy him.
However, it is understood that right now Thomas Tuchel’s side don’t intend to let him go in any capacity during this summer transfer window.
Newcastle enquiry for Conor Gallagher
An ambitious Newcastle team are the latest club to be linked with Chelsea talent Gallagher, who looks set to stay at Stamford Bridge this season.
The box-to-box midfielder made his first-team debut for Chelsea on the weekend with a late cameo performance off the bench in the 1-0 victory against Everton.
His excellent loan spell at Crystal Palace last season has catapulted him into Tuchel’s plans. It’s easy to see why top-flight rivals are circling for his signature right now, though.
Described as “special” by Palace manger Patrick Vieira, Gallagher’s next big challenge is to try get regular minutes in the Chelsea XI.
The England international definitely brings something different with his attacking output from midfield, so it’ll be interesting to see how Tuchel uses him moving forward.
Some Blues fans were disappointed not to see Gallagher start away to Everton on the opening day of the Premier League season, but it may take time to be fully embedded in.
He’ll have to adapt to a slightly different role in the Chelsea system to the one he played so well on loan at Palace.
The midfielder could reportedly be in line for a new contract at Stamford Bridge, which shows just how much the club value his quality and potential.
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